This year, WPI FBS's MBA program debuts at #7 in the third annual ranking of online MBA programs in the US by Poets & Quants, one of the leading business school ranking bodies. Of particular note was the strong alumni survey results—the most recent graduating class rated the STEM MBA fifth in total academic experience and career outcomes. When asked if they accomplished a primary career goal directly because of the online MBA, 100% said yes. Read more.
As the business school of a premier technological university, the Robert A. Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute integrates science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into the undergraduate and graduate programs.
Consistent with WPI’s mission of theory and practice, a project-based approach to learning and doing pervades the WPI Foisie Business School’s curriculum. Our students take advantage of the university’s strong relationships with technology-intensive organizations around the world and a network of more than 40 global project centers.
Graduates of the WPI Foisie Business School are prepared to lead at the intersection of technology and business, applying entrepreneurial thinking and harnessing the power of technology and teamwork to solve complex human problems.
Featured Program: MS, Innovation with User Experience
WPI’s MS in IUX program prepares students to become experts at designing, developing, and generating innovative products and services that help consumers achieve their goals and meet their needs through pleasant and useful user experiences.
Success is all in the Family
Frank Hoy, Paul R. Beswick Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the director of the Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, is a pioneer in the relatively young field of scholarship on family-owned businesses. In his research he explores how family business sustain themselves and thrive.
Apps for Better Healthcare
Diane Strong (left), professor, and Bengisu Tulu, associate professor, are leading teams developing smartphone apps that help people better manage health conditions ranging from diabetes to stress eating. The work draws on the expertise of a team of specialists, including technology experts and clinicians.
Tracking Clear Indicators
Soussan Djamasbi, associate professor and director of the User Experience and Decision-Making Lab, studies how people use a technology, gaining insight that informs system design—and improves effectiveness and return on investment. In her lab, cutting-edge eye tracking technology is really something to see.
Launching a Research Center for Inclusivity and Accessibility
Professor Eleanor Loiacono, FBS faculty member, is the Founder and Director of the new Inclusive Design and Accessibility (IDEA) Hub. “The IDEA Hub’s mission is to be the premiere cooperative research lab on inclusive design and accessibility. Through partnerships with businesses and diverse students and faculty members, we are able to produce highly impactful solutions and high-quality research.”
Working Moms, Successful Daughters: FBS Faculty Member Publishes New Research Findings
Foisie Business School Assistant Professor Elizabeth Long Lingo's research on the positive long-term effect of working moms on their children has been spotlighted on Time.com — the full paper was just published in Work, Employment, and Society in April.
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The Worcester Business Journal reported on WPI receiving $3 million from the National Science Foundation to study human-robot interaction in the workplace. Eight WPI researchers are involved: Cagdas Onal (principal investigator), Yunus Telliel, Jeanine Skorinko, Winston Soboyejo, Jing Xiao, Pratap Rao, Soussan Djamasbi and Jane Li.
An academic paper by Eleanor Loiacono, a professor in the Foisie Business School, and Data Science PhD student Huimin Ren was cited in a World Economic Forum article. (See link to paper below the video under header “Empowering neurodiversity in the digital workplace.”)